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Construction of one new Stout building and occupancy of another just being 
completed are events which help keep the campus humming this spring. 

Official word has been received by the college administration that bidding on 
a new dormitory for men will take place on June 15. This four-story, redbrick 
structure is to be located on Upper Stout Lot, facing south toward the Kirk and 
Vanek residence (the latter now being the Stout Newman Club Center. ) The new 
dorm, except for the position of its front entrance, will resemble Stout's recently- 
occupied men's dormitory, providing room and recreational accommodations for 
208 men and a resident counselor. 

The new shop-laboratory-classroom building (on the site of "Old Aggie") is 
nearing completion, with final electrical installations, corridor tiling, selection 

of furniture, and transfer (or. purchase) and installation of heavy machinery still 
remaining. Because of the varied, nature of these tasks, occupancy of this 
mill'' 'jq dollar structure will probably take place "by degrees, " President Verne 
C. Fryklund points out. 

Thus, 'the administrative offices for industrial education and the instructional 
offices and classrooms for English and social science will probably be in use prior 
to, or during, summer session. However, transfer and installation of present 
heavy machinery, plus purchase and setting up of new machines, are expected to 
require the entire summer --or possibly longer, depending upon such factors as 
bidding, manufacturing schedules, delivery, and installation, 

Once many of the present Bowman Hall shops have been moved into the new 
building, renovation of certain areas of Bowman can begin. Present foundry and 
metalworking space will be completely remodeled to accommodate the graphic 
arts department in larger, more efficient, ground floor quarters. The inside of 
the present Stout "print shop" will be redesigned as the photographic and audio- 
visual center of the college. 

As these changes occur, essential space will become available for woodworking 
and drafting, Also, the renovated areas of Bowman Hall will then "look like new. 



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Delegates to the recent American Industrial Arts Association convention in . 
St. Louis, Mo, , honored Dr. Verne C, Fryklund, president of Stout State College, 
by naming him man-of-the-year for his many years of service to education in the 
United States, 

The National Educational Exhibitors ' Association sponsored a plaque present- 
ed to Dr. Fryklund (Diploma 1916) in honor of the occasion. The Association also 
awarded the Stout State College president a wristwatch in recognition of his con- 
tributions to higher education, 

Dr, Fryklund was not the only Stout official honored at the convention. Dr. 
Robert Swans on, B. S, 1949, M e S. 19 50, professor of woodworking at the college, 
was elected 1961-1962 vice president of the American Industrial Arts Association 
from a field of five candidates for the office, 

A Stout graduate who is now professor and chairman of the Department of 
Industrial Education at the University of Minnesota was named president of the 
national association, Dr, William J, Micheels, who received a bachelor of 
science degree from Stout in 1932, will serve in the post during the coining year, 
Dr, Micheels is a native of Menomonie, 

Named vice president of the American Council on Industrial Arts Teacher 
Education, which met in conduction with the Industrial Arts Association, was 
another Stout graduate, Dr, Donald Lux, professor of industrial education at the 
University of Illinois (B. S. 1949 and M. S. 1952). 

The American Industrial Arts Association is a department of the National 
Education Association of Washington, D. C. The Industrial Arts Association in- 
cludes 3, 500 industrial arts teachers as members. These teachers are from high 
schools, colleges, and universities throughout the United States. 

Dr. Fryklund was honored at the Association's annual banquet that concluded 
the national convention. 

Commencement Plans 

Commencement at Stout this year takes place on Saturday, May 27. Graduates 
and their families will have the special opportunity of hearing as Commencement 
speaker Dr. O. Meredith Wilson, president of the University of Minnesota. 

Dr. Wilson, an internationally-known educator and administrator, was for a 
number of years president of the University of Oregon, His address at the Stout 
graduation exercises in one of the very few Wisconsin speaking engagements which 
he has accepted since his own recent inauguration to the presidency of the 
University of Minnesota. 

A class of over 225 will receive bachelor's or master's degrees. Conferring 
each degree will be Dr. Verne C. Fryklund, president of Stout, with William H. 
Bundy, member of the Board of Regents of State Colleges, presenting diplomas to 
the graduates. Music will be provided by the Stout Symphonic Singers and Concert 

The day prior to commencement also offers activities for graduates and their 
families. That afternoon, visitors will be welcome to visit shops,, laboratories, 
and other campus facilities. In the evening, members of the administration and 
faculty will be hosts at the traditional Senior Reception. 

1961 Sym flier Session Plans 

An eight-weeks summer session is again planned for Stout State College, that 
number of weeks having been designated as uniform for all Wisconsin State Colleges. 
Registration at Stout will take place on Monday, June 19; classes will close on 
Friday, August 11. 

In addition to scholastic offerings, Dr. John A. Jarvis, director of the summer 
session, is calling attention to facilities and programs available during the eight 

weeks, Stout's new dormitories will be open, with food service available there and 
at the Memorial Student Center, Among programs for the summer are a number of 
excellent convocation offerings and a complete schedule of recreational opportuni- 
ties, including a special boat trip on the St. Croix River, 

Stout provides a choice of 110 summer courses, described in detail in the 
Summer Session Catalog now available upon request. In addition to classes in 
English, Public Relations, Technical Writing, Mathematics, Psychology, Social 
Science, Science and Speech, the following offerings will be of interest to many 
Stout Alumni: 

Graduate Program 

Sixty-seven graduate courses are listed for the 1961 summer session, includ- 
ing those in general education, professional education, and specialized work in 
advanced technical problems, A master's degree can be completed with a major 
in Vocational Education, Audio-Visual Instruction, Guidance, Home Economics, 
Home Economics Education, or Industrial Education. Students may complete all 
requirements for the master's degree in four summer sessions. 

Audio- Visual Education 

Because of the increasing use of audio-visual communication techniques in 
making instruction more effective, schools have, found it necessary to organize 
programs which provide necessary equipment, material, and facilities. The Audio- 
Visual Instruction major now operating at Stout State College is therefore designed 
to prepare personnel to develop, administer, and supervise audio-visual programs 
in individual schools, school systems, colleges and universities, vocational schools, 
industry, and the armed services. 


All required courses in the graduate program for school guidance personnel 
are being offered this summer. Selected elective courses are also scheduled, a 
total of more than twenty courses. Lectures by guidance leaders will supplement 

Home Economics 

The School of Home Economics offers courses in all areas of home economics. 
Of special interest to those in clothing and textiles is the six weeks European Study 
Tour in Fashion and Fabrics, 

Other offerings include; Modern Methods in Food Preparation, Curriculum 
Studies in Home Economics, Consumer Information, Weaving, Flat Pattern Design, 
and Supervision in Home Economics Teaching. 

Industrial Education 

A workshop in Tool and Machine Conditioning will be conducted June 12 to 
June 16, the week before the regular summer session. Students may enroll in 
this workshop for either, undergraduate or graduate credit. 

Three units in Driver and Safety Education are scheduled for the summer 
session; thus, a student may complete certification requirements for Driver 
Education in one summer of attendance. 

Twenty-five undergraduate courses in Industrial Education are also listed for 
the summer session. Among them are Arc and Gas Welding, Descriptive 
Geometry, Drafting, Electricity, Lithography, Power Mechanics, Sheet Metal- 
working, and Woodworking. 

Professional Courses 

Through a cooperative arrangement between Stout State College and the State 
Board of Vocational and Adult Education, a representative group of educational 
leaders will be on campus throughout the summer session. Among these leaders 
will be C. L, Greiber, State Director of Vocational and Adult Education, members 
of his staff, and Norman Mitby, Director of the Madison Vocational and Adult 
School. Classes scheduled include "Technical Education Programs. " Topics to be 
covered in this class are the philosophy, principles, organizations, operation, and 
structure of technical education programs at the 13th and 14 year of college 

European Study Tour 

"Everything is ready for the Stout European Study Tour in Fashion and 
Fabrics, " 

That's the latest report on this exciting trip from Miss Hazel Van Ness, 
professor of clothing and textiles at Stout. She is also serving as tour leader. 

According to Professor Van Ness, only 20 persons can be accommodated on 
the journey. Of those openings, 16 have already been reserved. Thus, room still 
remains for several more tour participants, 

"And I'm happy to report that of the 16 people who've already made reserv- 
ations, 12 are Stout alumnae, or students, " Miss Van Ness declares, "That 
means we'll have a very congenial group of persons with many interests in 
common. " 

Members of the Stout European Study Tour in Fashion and Fabrics will as- 

semble in New York in time for a jet flight to. Scotland the evening of June 24, 
From June 25 through June 27, the group will remain in Scotland, moving to 
Ireland on June 2 8 and then remaining in London from June 29 through July 3. 

On July 4, the tour will move by train and channel steamer to the Continent, 
visiting- -until Julyl5--in Raubaux, Brussels, important German cities, and 
Switzerland. On July 16,, the group will enter Italy,.. visiting such famous cities 
as Milan, Venice, Florence, and Rome until July 30, Following a Parisian stay 
from July 31 through August 3, tour participants, will fly back to New York by TWA 
jet the afternoon and evening of August 4, 

Purpose of this Study Tour is to provide a broad understanding of European 
cultures, with emphasis on fashion and fabrics. Thus, of special interest will be 
European factories, textile mills, fashion houses,, and places of historic and 
cultural interest. ' • . 

. Persons taking part in the $1470 tour can earn three. hours of graduate or 
undergraduate credit or can 'merely "audit" for no credit. Informationand applic- 
ation, forms are still available by writing to the office of Dean Fern Horn, Stout 
State College, 

Stoutonia Has Golden 'Ann iversay - 

Yes, that important Stout extra-curricular enterprise is this month celebra- 
ting 50 years of unique, important service to the college. And not only are current 
members of the editorial and production staffs; taking note of the occasion, but 
perhaps many a cub reporter or a makeup editor of former years recalls nostal- 
gically. the weekly rush to get photographs. made into "cuts, " "production night" 
jitters, and the task of tying and labeling newspapers for mailing. . 

The unique characteristic of the Stoutonia is, of course; the fact that it is 
produced entirely by college students. Other colleges and universities may have . 
editorial staffs composed of students, but the actual printing of those papers is' 
the responsibility of commercial, professional printers. 

At Stout, however, full responsibility- -from the Monday afternoon "newscase" 
through printing and proofreading to final distribution -.- is borne by students. 
Their willingness to accept that challenge, with its accompanying editorial and 
mechanical headaches -- is certainly in harmony with the Stout tradition of 
"Learning by Doing. " . 

One of the members of the Stoutonia editorial staff not long after it began 
publication in 1911 was the current president of Stout, Dr, Verne C. Fryklund, 

In looking back to those early years on the Stoutonia , Dr, Fryklund observes, 
"I gained valuable experience in writing and editing, learned. to met inflexible. 

deadlines, and came to realize that the printed word is not only powerful, but also 
demanding of responsibility from its users. Yes, for half a century, the 
Stoutonia has been the source of similar experiences and knowledge to gener- 
ations of Stout students. " 

As the Stout weekly marks a half century of publications, it also honors an 
editorial, business, and circulation staff numbering nearly 50 students. Carol 
Peterson, senior from Ladysmith, is the retiring editor of the paper, having 
served in the position for the past year. 

Her successors are co-editors Susan Hefty, sophomore from Orangeville, 111. , 
and Diane Colby, Junior from Mondovi, who will edit the paper until March, 19 62. 

Faculty advisor to the Stoutonia is Lloyd Whydotski, head of the Department 
of Printing and associate professor of industrial education. In the 12 years that 
Whydotski has been advisor, only one deadline has been missed, and that was due 
to a mechanical failure of the press. 

Concerning the future of the Stoutonia, perhaps the words of Dr, John A. 
Jarvis, dean of the School of Industrial Education, are most appropriate: "May 
this fine publication enjoy another equally successful 50 years, " 

1 9 b I Homecoming 

Homecoming festivities for all former Stout students will be held on the week- 
end of September 22 - 24, Highlights this year will be a 50 year reunion for the 
class of 1911, a 25 year reunion for the class of 1936, a 10 year reunion for the 
class of 1951 and a 5 year reunion for the class of 1956. Another highlight of this 
week-end will be the annual industrial education workshop whiah will be held on 
Friday, Sept. 22, 

Plan now to come and relive your days of college fun at the parades, game, 
dance, and other activities. Make the whole week-end- -from the conference on 
Friday through Sunday- -a real chance for professional advancement and also just 
plain old fashioned fun. 

Enrollment Trends 

How much has Stout State College grown since last year? What is its predict- 
ed enrollment for next year? for 1962 - 63? Well, the following information 
will provide answers to those questions and perhaps explain Stout's urgent and 
continuing need for more faculty members and more physical plant. 

Stout's student body this year totals 149 3, an increase of 200 over the campus 
population a year ago. Predicted enrollment for next year is 1716, although if the 

current, greatly- increased rations of "pre- registrations" is any indicator, more 
students than that total may be on campus next fall. 

For the 1962-63 college year- -barring unexpectedly- heavy freshman enroll- 
ment or an international upheaval- -Stout 's student body will reach almost 2000 
(actual population: 1994),. 

Standard loses or drop-outs of students through poor scholarship and for 
other reasons throughout colleges in the United States average 2 0% for each of the 
first two years and 5% for the junior year. 

At Stout such loses have been 29% for the freshman year, 19% for the sopho- 
more year and 5% for the junior year, 


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The following tables depict expected enrollment for 1961-62, In terms of 
past predictions, these totals will be very close or, possibly, they will even prove 
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Let's Seek Students Of Excellence 

The number of applications for admission to Stout State College is 50% 
greater now than it was a year ago at this time. Evidently there will be another 
substantial increase in total enrollment next year. Thus, the Stout student body 
for 1960-61 may exceed 1700 students. Of course, the tendency for high school 
seniors to apply for admission earlier than formerly may provide too optimistic 
an estimate of enrollment trends. In any event, we know that there will be 50% 
more 18 year olds in the United States in 19 65 than there were in 1960, Therefore, 
the increase in the college age-group alone will assure a similar proportion of 
increase in total enrollment by 1965, or shortly thereafter. 

What does this increased enrollment mean to college admissions officers 
and to alumni, who are always the chief source of assistance in seeking qualified 
applicants? At Stout we have become convinced that we must become aggressive 
in our search for students of high quality, or else we are certain to obtain too 
large a proportion of students who are sub-standard in college qualifications. 
Therefore, our plea to the alumni is this: Please assist us in our pursuit of 
excellence among applicants so that we can continue our role of graduating 
excellent products ! 

Here are some facts which will demonstrate why we are concerned. Thus far 
this spring we have received applications from more than fifty students who rank 
in the lower one-fourth of their high school graduating classes. According to past 
performances, such students have only two or three chances in twenty of achieving 
the minimum scholastic average, and only one chance in twenty of earning better 
than a "C" average. Therefore, these fifty applicants are likely to result in only 
two or three students who will be on our campus more than one year. To be sure, 
such students claim that they will work hard and that, therefore, they will succeed. 
However, such resolutions are not enough if the students have too much to achieve 
scholastically in too short a time. 

The fifty students referred to above have been refused admission unless they 
can demonstrate, through summer session attendance or by testing, that they are 
better prospects for college success than their high school records indicate. 

Therefore, this summer we have included a sufficient number of freshman courses 
among our offerings so that applicants who may be doubtful risks have an opport- 
unity to explore their readiness for college in advance of that fall semester, It 
would be well for all of those who rank in the lower one-half of their high school 
graduating classes to take advantage of this summer session opportunity. The 
summer term of eight, weeks begins on June 19, 

We wish to assure our alumni that we are getting a substantial number of 
applications from very able students, too. Thus far we have awarded forty 
scholarships based on scholastic promise and financial need. By June we shall 
have accepted at least 125 students who are worthy of scholarships. 

Stout, and other colleges engaged. in industrial and technical education, must 
continue to attract their share of able students if technical manpower needs for the 
future are to be met. The continued growth of population and the expansion of 
industry, plus the increasing complexity of modern technology, make our special- 
ties of paramount importance. Furthermore, these conditions provide unusual 
opportunities for success to those who acquire a technical education,, Therefore, 
a steady stream of well-qualified manpower must flow into our technical training 
insititutions and into industry. 

The education of women is another critical problem of our times. Just think: 
7 ... percent more women were employed in 1958 than in 1940, Women will soon 
constitute one-third of our labor force. But 5, 000, 000 American women will lose 
their jobs in the next few years unless they obtain more education. And, of the 
professions open to women, none hold more promise than home economics. From 
12 to 15 jobs are now waiting for each Stout home economics graduate, regardless 
of the area in which she is interested. Home economics offers opportunities for 
public services and financial reward far beyond that available in most professions 
open to women, And, because home economics draws its subject-matter from all 
major disciplines related to the primary social unit- -the family- -it also offers 
great challenge to the most capable women, despite some claims to the contrary. 

May our college count on its alumni to help in the "round-up" of the most 
capable young men and women interested in Stout's offerings? Will you visit your 
local high schools, contact the leaders in our specialties, bring outstanding 
youth to our campus, and write to us about anything which may benefit Stout? 
Many of you are already doing all of these things. Undoubtedly others would like 
to participate.' 


Date for Opening of Fall Semester - September 5, 1961 

Estimated enrollment - Total, 1700; freshmen, 675 

Admission requirements - Rank in upper three-fourths of graduating class, 

preferably in upper one-half. 
Procedure for Admission - Write for "Application for Admission" forms 

Estimated Cost per semester - 

Total fees 



120. 00 
189, 00 

(Out-of-state students pay $67, 50 per semester extra) 
Financial aids available to those who have scholastic promise, experience,, 
financial need, and display potential for leadership. 

Scholarships - Exemption from incidental fee of $68. 50 per semester. 
Loans - Federal and state loans --maximum loans are about $300. 00 

per semester. Most of them are less. 
Employment - Freshmen are discouraged from part-time employment until 

they have made a strong beginning scholastically. However, assistance 
is given those who must have jobs in order to attend college. 
Where there is a will there is a way. Those who really want a college education- - 
are qualified to achieve it- -can obtain it. 
New Buildings - The new Shop and Classroom building will be opened next fall. 

- A New men's dormitory will be started in June. 

- Bowman Hall and Trades Building will be renovated soon, 

- A new Health and Physical Education building is being planned. 

Coach Bostwlck Reports % 

I believe that you, as Alumni, will be interested in a study which the Stout 
Athletic Department has made of our football squads of the past three years. In 
addition, we'll discuss the potential 1961 squad. 

Below are statistics describing the average number of players out for football 
each year, the number of letterrnen returning, and our losses in personnel from 
year to year. 





Average Number Out for Football 
Number of Letterman Returning from 
Previous year 

Personnel Losses from Previous Years 
Graduation (in general) 
Scholastic difficulty 

All Players 


All Players 

Drop Outs 

All Players 







13 28 (Eligible 

at the Present time) 

















Not Reporting from Previous Year, 

but in college 12 9 13 ? 

Lettermen ? 

Total Personnel Losses from Previous 

Years 29 27 30 ? 

Non- Graduating 

Lettermen Lost from Previous 

Year 4 5 5? 

A number of significant factors would appear to be reflected in the preceding 
statistics. First, Stout presently has the potential of more returning lettermen 
next year than were available during any of the two previous years combined. In 
addition, two other lettermen are now enrolled who were unavailable during the 
1959 season. However, there still is the distinct possibility that we will lose five 
of these boys if history repeats itself. 

No Stout team of recent years has been seriously hurt by the loss of graduating 

seniors. Six such players proved to be the greatest loss, after any one season, 
and usually, only half of them, were regulars. Also we seem to be doing a better 
job of recruiting good students, as is evidenced by the reduced loss of players 
because of scholastic failure, although we have had an increase in actual "drop 
outs" each year. The cause of such drop outs is generally undetermined except, 
perhaps, that in contacting a greater number of boys each year we have recruited 
some whose interest in industrial arts hasn't been strong enough to stimulate them 
to complete their education at Stout, 

The coaching staff is looking forward with real anticipation to next year. We'll 
be attempting to improve our 2nd place finish in football and our 3rd place finish 
in wrestling, plus achieving a much higher rank in basketball. This year's base- 
ball and track team look improved over these of last year, but the weather has 
discouraged early competition. 

It is worth rating, too, that Stout remains at a numerical disadvantage in 
regard to "on campus" manpower which might contain potential varsity athletes. 
Thus, of the other eight Wisconsin State College, Stout enrolls fr om 450 to 200 
fewer men than seven of those schools. Is it any wonder, that, to stay in 
contention actually, we need students of both scholastic and athletic c apability? 

Each year we hear from more and more alumni who send us the names of boys 
to contact, I wish to thank all of you for this interest and tell you that it's largely 
through your efforts that our athletic program has shown consistent improvement. 
Our program still has its "New Frontiers, " However, with your continued support, 
we can reach those frontiers. 

Demand For Stout Graduates Continues High — 

Frank J. Belisle, Placement Chairman, has revealed that he was able to serve 
only a fraction of the calls for Stout graduates in 19 60. 

Only 119 men were available for 454 vacancies listed with the placement office, 
The situation in home economics was even more serious, Only68 women were 
available for the 350 vacancies listed. 

There has been a steady increase in the average starting salaries received by 
Stout graduates. Over a four-year period, starting in 1957, Home Economics 
majors have received the following average salaries: 

1957 - $3929, 1958 - $4092, 1959 - $4308, 1960 - $4434, 

1961 beginning salaries are averaging $4, 580. 

The same general trend is true of beginning salaries received by Industrial 
Education and Industrial Technology majors. A release by the Board of Kegents 
of State Colleges contained this statement: ' 'Salaries in special teaching fields 
generally were somewhat higher than for straight classroom instruction. For 
example, graduates of the industrial education curriculum at Stout State College 
received $4845 while those who graduated from the agriculture division at River 
Falls and Platteville received $4800," (It should be noted that very few agriculture 
majors were placed in teaching and that the average salary quoted was generally 
for a longer work year than was true of industrial education placements. ) 

Stout State College graduates have for many years received higher beginning 
salaries than graduates of any other State College. 

There is a critical shortage of qualified personnel in all areas of home 
economics. Alumni are especially urged to recommend a career in home 
economics to high school girls who have the right qualifications. 

There is a brisk demand in teaching and industry for men who succeed in 
establishing strong records at Stout. Here again, we need the help of our alumni 
to recruit outstanding high school students. 

Just A Ketusnder 

Your college needs the organized support of its alumni. This support is best 
effected through membership in the Stout Alumni Association. Your influence 
then is combined with that of other full-time Stout Alumni working together for 
college financial support, public relations, student aids, class reunions, and 
other activities. 

The cost of membership in the Stout Alumni Association is small when you 
consider that it pays for the subscription to the Stoutoni a, the biannual newsletter, 
brings you news of your friends, informs you of all local, state, and national Stout 
Alumni reunions, and in addition, helps needy boys and girls finance their college 

If you haven't already sent in your dues please do so as soon as possible. We 
need your help.